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Ina Fried Sep 20
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Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-powered smart glasses, security camera

Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Photo: Ted S. Warren

Amazon has been quietly preparing to introduce its first wearable device, a pair of smart glasses with the company's Alexa assistant built-in, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The company is also working on a connected security camera, the newspaper said, citing sources. The camera could tie in to the company's recently introduced Echo Show device. The smart glasses, the FT said, are designed to resemble regular glasses and tether to a smartphone with an audio system that sends sound to the brain via bone conduction rather than headphones.

Why it matters: Amazon flopped in its effort to tackle the smartphone effort with Fire phone, but has been working hard to make sure it doesn't miss another big category of consumer hardware.